Here's what I've been up to lately, aside from raising kids:
Cooking: Every year I struggle to come up with something to do during the Lenten season. In years past, I've given things up and tried to add new habits to my daily routine. This year I decided to utilize something I already enjoy doing every day. I've tried to cook and deliver a meal to at least one family each week this Lent. It's been fulfilling but time consuming. On Tuesday I was at church at 4:30 a.m. cooking breakfast for the overnight homeless guests.
Zumba: I regularly attend Zumba classes 2-3 times a week at the YMCA. It's by far my favorite form of exercise. A few weeks ago my instructor asked me if I would be interested in performing as part of the Hornets (local NBA team) half time show. There are 200 people from across the Carolinas that are performing. I said yes before I really knew what I was involved. I'm now attending local rehearsals and buying white leggings, as part of the all white dress code.
Easter Egg Hunt: Somehow I have become the sole member of the Christian Education committee. I am single-handedly planning a community wide event. I searched catalogs and websites, ordered 1,000 toy fillers for eggs, and created bilingual flyers and bulletin inserts. I'm still working on publicity, having the youth group stuff hundreds of eggs, and gather materials for crafts. It's a lot of planning.